Multisystemic therapy

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Families, young people, children and MST


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Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

Breaking the cycle of anti-social behaviour by keeping young people safely at home, in school, and out of trouble.

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family and community based intervention for children and young people aged 11-17, where young people are at risk of out of home placement in either care or custody due to their offending or having severe behaviour problems.

“[MST] opened me up more, like made me think about ambitions. So now I’ve thought about everything, I’ve got things to look forward to . . . I want to get to go college and then go to uni and then get a job.”
 . . . [W]ith MST, it was sort of more looking forward, more sort of meeting the problem and saying, “Well, we’ve got a problem here, now what are we going to do about it.”